Mylor Writers monthly writing group
Mylor Writers monthly creative writing sessions are an informal and enjoyable way to feed your writing habit, meet people who share your enthusiasm for writing, and gain inspiration. Face to face sessions take place on Saturdays from 10.00am-12 noon, everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. Just bring your pen and notebook for an enjoyable and creative Saturday morning. If you can’t make it to Mylor, near Falmouth, you are welcome to join the Zoom sessions instead. These are usually on the Wednesday after the Saturday meetings, and are from 7.30pm-9.30pm.
Dates for face to face sessions in summer and autumn 2023 are: Saturdays 17 June, 15 July, 9 September, 7 October, 4 November, and 9 December. The meetings are from 10.00am to 12 noon. There is no session in August.
The meeting on 17 June will take place at the Community Garden next to All Saint’s Church, 6 Bell’s Hill, Mylor Bridge TR11 5SH. The other in-person sessions take place at the Ord-Statter Pavilion, Waterings Road, Mylor Bridge TR11 5NH. The Pavilion is the white and grey single story building on the edge of the playing field. There is level access and a free car park.
I repeat these sessions on Zoom on Wednesday evenings: 21 June, 19 July, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November, and 13 December. If you can’t attend the Saturdays in person these are a great alternative.
The cost is just £8.00 per session.
Contact me here to join the email list and for details of how to book.
Editorial services and tuition
Editorial services and tutored courses are offered through The Writing Retreat with my colleague Kath Morgan. We offer a variety of services and rates for your writing projects or training needs.
Writing for health and wellbeing
I offer training for counsellors, volunteers and others working in health and social care, about the benefits of writing for self expression and wellbeing, especially in the context of bereavement support. The training can take place in groups of any size from 6 up to 20. My approach is low-tech, practical and participatory, with trainees writing and trying out creative techniques for themselves, whilst reflecting on their potential use with clients, and for self-care.
In recent years I’ve provided training in Devon, Scarborough, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Surrey, as well as my home county, Cornwall. I can provide sessions via Zoom or in person with advance planning. Please bear in mind that I’m based in Cornwall and need to build in travel time and costs, so Zoom is a very economical option.
A typical session provides:
- an introduction to writing for wellbeing
- ‘free’ writing and timed or ‘sprint’ writing
- Using poems, pictures and objects as stimulus for writing
- creative ways to capture experiences, remember and reflect on the page
- techniques to use in journal writing
- guidance on ground rules, ethics and self care.
Contact me to ask about a tailored training session for your organisation, staff and volunteers; also for group work with clients including carers groups, bereavement friendship groups and hospice care for patients’ family and friends.
The Writing Retreat
The Writing Retreat runs residential and one-day retreats, and online courses to help develop your skills as a writer. For more information visit the retreat.